Niwa Babayemi, M.S.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Before becoming a member of the CMA family, Niwa worked with clients in clinical outpatient settings conducting neuropsychological assessments and providing therapy to assist with moderate to severe mental illness concerns. Niwa also worked extensively as an academic and executive coach for undergraduate students in the University of Kansas’ Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC), where he designed and implemented the first coaching program within the AAAC to assist undergraduate students from underserved backgrounds.

Niwa received his Bachelor and Masters in Counseling at Cairn University in 2014 and 2016. He then continued to the University of Kansas where he is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Counseling Psychology program under the direction of Dr. Changming Duan.

Niwa’s research interest is focused on the factors unique to the experience of individuals from marginalized backgrounds that breed resilience, and how resilience acts as a buffer to mitigate the negative impacts of discrimination for those individuals with marginalized identities. He is also interested in both the development and mitigating relationship of resilience within the organizational setting.

With his free time, Niwa enjoys building computers, creating and editing audio content, as well as performing on stage in vocal ensemble or theatre.

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